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sajidzaidi
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Recruitment Company wants copy of passport & HSMP Visa

Post by sajidzaidi » Sun May 16, 2010 3:11 pm

I applied for a job in UK and yesterday i received an email from the recruitment company that they need to ascertain my details and want a scan copy of my Passport and HSMP visa.

is it safe to provide these details

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Sajid Zaidi

pyke
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Post by pyke » Sun May 16, 2010 3:38 pm

Check to make sure that the agency is legitimate. If it is, you can give it to them.

It's commonly asked for to verify your identity and status.

sajidzaidi
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Post by sajidzaidi » Sun May 16, 2010 8:30 pm

it has its website on the net. seems legitimate to me.
is there any other way to check legitimacy?

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missames
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Post by missames » Mon May 17, 2010 4:59 pm

Run a google search with the name of the recruitment agency and add the word "scam" with it.

Its what I usually do. OTOH, there wouldn't be anything they could do with just a scanned copy of your passport... is there? Now if it were your bank details then its dodgy. I still think that it would be better if you meet in person and show them your passport. At least, that's the usual drill with recruitment agencies. I could be wrong.

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